|He’s got no style, he’s got no flash and he’s squarely in middle age. But Swedish detective Martin Beck is good at one thing: methodically catching criminals so that they can be put away… for a long time. His tightly-wound partner, Gunvald, is his opposite: an impulsive man who cuts a dashing figure, is in no way politically correct and who never met a boundary he didn’t leap across. He’ll do anything to get information from a suspect, including “enhanced” interrogation techniques. It’s classic good cop/bad cop, and together with their team they bring down dangerous criminals lurking in the seedy Stockholm underworld. Beck’s a loner but he’s not anti-social; he regularly sees his daughter, with whom he now has a much better relationship than when he was neglecting her growing up. And at the end of a workday, there’s always an interesting conversation and a nightcap with a neighbor who gives new meaning to the word quirky.
Episode 10: The Man With No Face - A man is found stabbed to death. The man’s widow claims a mysterious foreigner knocked on their door the day before the murder, but is that the real story? Beck and his team are on the case.
Episode 11: The Cartel - A Greek restaurant owner is brutally tortured and killed. Beck and his team investigate, and are drawn into a world of smuggling, threats and violence.
Episode 12: The Recluse - An Asian woman is found murdered in the waters of Stockholm’s archipelago. Meanwhile a series of break-ins has occurred on an island outside of Stockholm, and a retired old man is discovered dead in his own yard.